The colour is blue - a greyish but still blue blue. I purchased the cashmere blend in Toronto at the Wool House on Queen Street West (highly recommended, if you're in Toronto) and the coordinating fabric in Montreal at PR Weekend at Couture Elle (highly recommended, if you're in Montreal). I gave my little swatch of the Toronto wool to the guy in Montreal and asked him to recommend a coordinating fabric (finding coordinating jacket fabric for 2 dress lengths was another of my shopping goals for the weekend). He strode decisively to a high stack of bolts, pulled one out, placed the swatch on top and ... TA DA! Perfect, first time. This guy is amazing.
Is it true that real blazers are in style for fall? I'm not very good at sussing out trends, but what I want to make is a traditional, single-breasted, long and lean jacket with tailored shoulders, and a slightly peaked lapel. I found this in the new Burda envelope patterns. What do you think? It's #7421. (Sorry for the fact that this is not an English page. Thankfully, Burda's unbelievably inept decision to migrate ALL of its English content to the inane "Burdastyle" page, from which it is impossible to find any of the actual corporate content - i.e. its magazine and envelope patterns - has not yet affected its French site).
But no - the dress and boots would not be part of my wardrobe plan, though they are utterly cute on this 20-something model. You'll just have to imagine the jacket on top of something more sleek and age-appropriate.
Much like this, in fact. (It's a PatternMaster Boutique pattern reviewed here.) Shorter??
In the meantime, I'm finishing up another pair of bike shorts today, and really ought to finish the knit jacket so I can wear it ...